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Kanye West and Rick Fox Team Up to Assist the Bahamas’ Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Kanye West and retired NBA player Rick Fox, who’s Canadian and Bahamian, are working together to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian, which struck last month.

Reportedly, Dorian is the strongest storm on record to hit the islands since 1851, and as of earlier this week the death toll was at 56.

Fox and West are working with the Bahamian government to help rebuild, and on Thursday they stopped by the National Emergency Management Agency, according to a statement released by Bahamas Information Services.

The two celebs also visited the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium, where those who were displaced by Dorian are temporarily residing. The number of people said to be displaced is about 14,000.

West and the former Lakers forward appeared in a photo with some of the locals as well, which the retired hoops star shared on his Twitter page.

And before that, he posted a message to Instagram and revealed The Bahamas Relief Foundation was recently launched by Prime Minister of the Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis.

Fox also shared a separate Instagram post about the foundation last week and encouraged everyone to donate, which Bahamians thanked him for.

“Way to support our country!” someone wrote on Instagram.

“Way to look out for your peeps,” another person commented.

One of the first messages Fox posted about Dorian came on Sept. 4, a few days after it hit the Bahamas.

“We are Bahamians – We will not stop till we get everybody!” he wrote on Twitter. “God Bless and Keep these men and women safe while risking their lives to save people still trapped in homes in Freeport Bahamas.”

Other celebrities who’ve provided assistance to the Bahamas since Dorian hit include Tyler Perry, who flew in supplies on his private plane and Michael Jordan, who donated $1 million.


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